Numatics, Incorporated v. Balluff, Inc. et al, 2-13-cv-11049 (MIED December 16, 2014, Order) (Lawson, J.)
How have other courts addressed counsel’s role in preparing expert reports?
In the decision report above, Judge Lawson states that counsel’s role in preparing expert reports “generally is limited to ensuring that Rule 26’s formal requirements are satisfied.” Further, “[d]etermining whether counsel crosses the line separating permissible assistance from improper participation in the expert’s report writing calls for ‘a fact-specific inquiry.’”
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